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Join Us On The Set!

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Wide Angle Youth Media invites you to join us for On The Set, a fundraiser and art auction offering a behind-the-scenes experience and conversations with industry experts from award-winning TV, film and radio productions.

Come rub elbows with some of the industry’s top producers, directors and other behind-the-scenes professionals who make TV, film and radio productions possible. And support the future of this fascinating industry – Wide Angle Youth Media youth Producers!

Our host Aaron Henkin, co-creator and producer of “The Signal” on WYPR, and featured speaker Mario Armstrong, national TV/radio host and digital technology expert, will join other industry VIPs, including:

  • Jessica Baroody, Props
  • Richard Chisolm, Cinematographer
  • Ramona Diaz, Filmmaker
  • Jessica Desvarieux, Host and Producer
  • Ann Hornaday, Film Critic
  • Sheena Jones, Associate Producer
  • Nina Noble, Executive Producer
  • Nick Noble, SFX Makeup
  • Jason Noble, Grip Assistant
  • Matt Porterfield, Director
  • Stewart Stack, Serious Grip & Electric
  • Marc Steiner, Radio Host
  • Errol Webber, Filmmaker
  • Debi Young, Makeup Artist
  • Bill Zorzi, Screenwriter

On the Set will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Real News Network, 235 Holliday St., Baltimore, Md., 21202. Tickets are $60 and include food and drinks.

Get your tickets today!

Posted April 18th, 2014 in Blog, Homepage, News, Slider by waym
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Bring the Peace

Youth producers in the Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at Patterson Park Public Charter School researched and discovered that violence kills over 1.5 million people a year worldwide (World Health Organization). They also discovered that 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and only intervene 4% of the time (DoSomething.org).

After discussing problems of violence and bullying in their own communities, they decided to create poems and take pictures that express their concerns. Students in this workshop learned all parts of the production process by researching their topic, writing self reflections, taking pictures in their community, recording audio and video, and presenting their work to their peers. What are some actions you can take to prevent bullying and violence in your own community?

Posted January 24th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Living in a Food Desert

Did you know that 1 in 5 Baltimore residents lives in a food desert? Are you shocked? So were our youth producers in the Baltimore Speaks Out! program at the Reisterstown Road branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. In response to the food inequalities plaguing Baltimore City, they set out to learn why it is difficult to find affordable healthy food in their neighborhoods.

This group of talented young people interviewed Laura Flamm from Baltimore City Health Department, who explained that health disparities in Baltimore are driven by inequities in access to healthy food. Our youth producers discovered that initiatives like the mobile market, the grocery delivery program, and the school lunch program are working to bring healthy food to food deserts. To learn more about access to healthy food in Baltimore, and actions you can take too, watch “Living in a Food Desert” today!

Posted January 17th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News by waym
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Blessed is the Peacemaker

A lot of youth in Baltimore City either fall victim or lose a loved one to gun violence. Blessed is the Peacemaker is a short film developed by Wide Angle Youth Media’s Mentoring Video Project. The video shows the impact of an organization called Safe Streets, an outreach program that fights to prevent gun violence and homicides in many communities throughout Baltimore, and profiles their leading member, Tard Carter.

This video was produced in the Spring of 2013 by Mentoring Video Project Youth Producers Taqi Juba, Ghani Muhammad, Evodie Ngoy, Tyson Sandford-Griffin, and Joshua White.

Posted January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized by waym
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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect was created by students in the Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Reisterstown Road branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in the Spring of 2013. Students in the program wanted to shed light on the impact of water cleanliness in the Chesapeake Bay and our local streams, and what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

Posted January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized by waym
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Check Out Wide Angle in the Sun Magazine!

Wide Angle was recently featured in an article in the November 2013 issue of the Sun Magazine! Check it out below! The article focuses on how small donations can add up to big differences for those non-profits (like us!) receiving them, the effects Wide Angle has on it’s students, and how GiveCorps is changing the landscape of philanthropy. We are currently running a campaign through GiveCorps to raise funds to distribute the recently finished film and to help us create a discussion guide for use in Baltimore City Public Schools. With Giving Tuesday right around the corner, now is the perfect time to make a donation to Wide Angle and enable students to speak their voices about this important issue and empower a larger movement against the cycle of violence in Baltimore.

Donate to our GiveCorps Campaign here

Watch the video here

Posted November 26th, 2013 in Homepage by waym
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Summer Youth Producers Make Film for Annie E. Casey Foundation

YouthworksShoot Over the summer, Wide Angle’s Youth Producers traveled to learning centers across the city to highlight the effects of quality programming. They wrote, filmed, and edited a short documentary about the effects of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Direct Services Grant and the importance of summer programs in Baltimore. Youth Producers met with representative from ACEF, who provided valuable feedback on their work. When describing his experience producing the film for a client, Tahir Juba said, “Before, I thought documentaries were so easy to do, but I learned that there is a bunch of hard work that goes into even the littlest segment of the film. And I thought that most media was to entertain, but I now know that most media has a message.”

Watch the video here: vimeo.com/75977763

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in Homepage by waym
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Please Join Us for an Exhibition and Reception at Balance the Salon

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You are invited to stop by and join Wide Angle staff and board members on Saturday, October 5th from 6-8pm at Balance the Salon for our exhibition reception.

Work will be on display until October 31st, 2013.

Posted October 4th, 2013 in Blog, Homepage, News by waym
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Never Take Life for Granted

Youth Filmmakers at Patterson Park Public Charter School worked together in the Spring of 2013 in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program to produce this film, which analyzes homelessness in Baltimore City.

Posted September 27th, 2013 in Blog, Homepage, News by waym
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Party for a Purpose

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Join us for a FUNdraiser on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Meet and greet the Board and other members of the organization at Mad River Bar & Grille, 1110 S. Charles St, in Federal Hill. Bring a friend and raise a glass to support our programs.

Every $10 donation at the door helps provide FREE media education all over Baltimore for highschool students!

Details for the “Party for a Purpose”
- $10 donation at the door
- One free drink
- $1 off every drink (from 6-9pm)
There is metered street parking and a parking garage at 40 E. West Street.
Posted June 11th, 2013 in Blog, Homepage, News by waym